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Bachelor of International Economics

The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is an accelerated program that provides students with applied skills in international trade, development, and finance — positioning these student economists with a deep understanding of the workings of the global economy.

The BIE is part of the UBC Vancouver School of Economics, a global centre for research and hands-on learning about pressing economic issues. The BIE admits less than 5% of applicants to the program, and roughly half of each cohort consists of international students — a ratio that fosters valuable global perspectives.

Areas of Expertise

With core courses in economics, commerce, and math from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics and the Sauder School of Business, BIE students are trained in:

  • Accounting and investment strategies
  • Advanced data analysis and quantitative methods for economics
  • Business, government, and non-profit policy analysis
  • Empirical research methodologies
  • International trade and management models
  • Multiple-criteria decision analysis
  • Processes and issues in economic development

Types of Work BIE Students Perform

Students have an international outlook and a passion for effecting positive change, and through their rigorous BIE program, are prepared to contribute to organizations and communities in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Leverage the specialized skills of BIE students in areas such as:

Business & Development Analysis International Relations
Economic & Humanitarian Development Management Consulting
Finance & Accounting Non-Governmental Organization Research
Financial & Investment Analysis Transportation & Logistics
Government & Corporate Policy Advising Research & Statistics
Information Management

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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
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